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Major injuries averted after three-vehicle crash in Nanoose Bay

Poor road conditions believed a factor in early-morning mishap

No life-threatening injuries were reported after a multi-vehicle accident early Thursday morning in Nanoose Bay.

Oceanside RCMP Const. Mark Maddex said police received a call at approximately 5:30 a.m., saying a medivan ambulance was flipped on its side.

The driver reportedly lost control due to slippery road conditions on Highway 19 and striking centre barriers just north of the Nanoose Petro-Canada gas station. The barriers were pushed into the oncoming lane and struck by two other vehicles.

The ambulance driver was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, and the other two drivers also reportedly did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

READ MORE: Jeep rolls over in Nanoose Bay accident

Traffic was delayed briefly was crews worked to fix the barriers.

Maddex said the incident remains under investigation, and urged drivers to slow down when roads are wet.

— NEWS Staff

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